American Agate and gilt brass rectangular hinged lid snuff box, c.1860.
This attractive box features nice cuts of polished agate for its top and bottom and gilt brass sides.
The hinge is clean and tight, with the lid opening and closing properly. The finish on the gold shows some wear, as is desired on a box of this age, with the overall finish being excellent. The agate is in excellent condition, with no cracks, scratches or chips.
This elegant snuff box is 2 1/4" long, 1 1/2" wide, 3/4" deep and it weighs 56 grams.
The soft, warm, original finish is present, with no buffing or machine polishing.
The excellent original condition and clear, crisp detail, with no monograms, removals, repairs or alterations, make this an especially attractive offering.
Item ID: r2232
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